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Where In The World Are Rainforests?

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Many of the world's rainforests are associated with the location of the monsoon trough, also known as the intertropical convergence zone. There are many different types of rainforests which are distinguished by their location and their climate zone. For instance, tropical rainforests are rainforests in the tropics, this type of forestry is found in the equatorial zone. The tropical rainforest is present in Southeast Asia (from Myanmar (Burma) to Philippines, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and northeastern Australia), Sri Lanka, sub-Saharan Africa from Cameroon to the Congo (Congo Rainforest), South America (e.g. The Amazon Rainforest), Central America (e.g. Bosaw°s, southern Yucat°n Peninsula-El Peten-Belize-Calakmul), and on many of the Pacific Islands (such as Hawaii). Tropical rainforests have been called the "Earth's lungs", although recently it has been discovered that the rainforests contribute little net oxygen addition to the atmosphere through photosynthesis.

Another type of rainforest is known as the temperate rainforests, this species of forestry are found in the temperate regions of the world. They occur in North America (in the Pacific Northwest, the British Columbia Coast and in the inland rainforest of the Rocky Mountain Trench east of Prince George), in Europe (parts of the British Isles such as the coastal areas of Ireland and Scotland, southern Norway, parts of the western Balkans along the Adriatic coast, as well as in the North West of Spain and coastal areas of the eastern Black Sea, including Georgia and coastal Turkey), in East Asia (in southern China, Taiwan, much of Japan and Korea, and on Sakhalin Island and the adjacent Russian Far East coast), in South America (southern Chile) and also in Australia and New Zealand.

Additionally, the rainforest is characterised by high rainfall, and it is this monsoon climate that helps to play a significant role in creating the climatic conditions that are necessary for the world’s rainforests to survive, particularly tropical rainforests.
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Rainforests can be found in Africa,Asia,Australia, and South America. Rainforests used to cover 14% of the earth's surface but now it only covers 6%. Rainforests are the worlds oldest ecosystem. They are home to over half the species of plants and animals!
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Rainforests cover only a small part of the earth's surface - about 6%, yet they are home to over half the species of plants and animals in the world.

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